Welcome to the Comparative Literature Department at the University of Georgia. Here you can find information about our several programs and resources as well as gain a greater understanding of what comparative literature both is and does.
A large and diverse department, we offer courses in world literature and languages, literary theory and interdisciplinary studies. We utilize contemporary and historical comparative approaches to European, African, Asian, and American literatures and cultures. In addition to exploring other regions of the world, our mult-ethnic American literature courses also gauge localized regional developments. Our interdisciplinary courses focus on the intersections of literature and cultural studies, film and other visual arts, literature and politics, literature and music, and literature and the environment.
Access the Spring 2014 CMLT Newsletter to discover where recent graduates' degrees have taken them.
Visit our News page to learn about the success of our Spring Jamboree, which featured a variety of student cultural displays. The Jamboree picture gallery presents just a sampling of the food and dance displays from the event.
Learn about the history of the Comparative Literature Department at the University of Georgia.
Choose to major or minor in Comparative Literature. Students have the freedom to incorporate their interests in languages from regions represented in other departments into a degree in Comparative Literature, including French, Spanish, German, Russian, and Arabic, to provide just a few examples.
Students can also directly explore the possbilities for majoring and minoring in our numerous Asian and African language programs housed inside the Comparative Literature Department:
- Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese
- Swahili, Yoruba
In addition to offering opportunites to study abroad, our language and literature programs allow students to work closely with native speakers and participate in campus activities that enhance their understanding of the cultural heritage of each language.